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The author talks about the T-Trak modules at the NASG Conventions, consider writing an article about your layout for the Dispatch, and he shares a photo of a Harbor Master's office diorama.
After describing the history and fundamentals of prototype turntables, the author describes in step-by-step instructions how to build a turntable. Includes prototype photos, construction diagrams, construction photos, and a materials list. More photos can be found on page 33 of this PDF version of this issue.
At the 2016 NASG Convention, there were official operating sessions held for the first time at one of the annual Conventions. The author was able to attend two such sessions, and describes his experiences.
The author describes his visit to the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Augusta, Maine in September, 2016. There was quite a bit of S, Sn3, and Sn2 at the show. Includes several photos taken at the event. More photos can be found on page 34 and 35 of this PDF version of this issue.
The author shares his plan and design for his new layout to be built in a 12'x27' space.
The author shares his insights after having had 50 operating sessions on this home layout. Includes several photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.
The latest information about the NASG web site changes, and the first of several "When Modeling..." topics to be included in the column, which provides very specific information about some very specific modeling item. (related web page)
Notes about possible freight cars from Elgin Car Shops, anniversaries for the S Scale Workshop (the club to which the author belongs), comparing color vs. black-n-white photos, a visit to the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum in Nova Scotia (features an S-scale layout), and the passing of Dan Kirlin.
The 2017 NASG Convention Cars are announced, and shown in photos.
Some more follow-up information about poultry cars covered in the previous issue.
A report about the history of the Southern California S Gaugers involvement in this annual show, and what they did for their 2016 show. Includes several photos taken at the event.
The author shares photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 NMRA Division 7 train show.
A photo essay of the club working on their modules.
The authors share photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 Toy Train Operating Society Niagra Frontier Division show in Cheektowaga, New York.
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